Success StoriesESTABLISHMENT OF A SERIAL PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF WATER PURIFICATION DEVICES IN UZBEKISTANACCESS TO CLEAN, SECURE DRINKING WATER IS CRITICAL IN CENTRAL ASIA. (33/37)
UZBEKISTAN, THE REGIONíS
most populous country, has some of the worst-quality ground water due to the effects of Soviet-era weapons research and development as well as other environmental factors.
The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences has developed water purification/disinfection/desalination devices for collective and individual use. They have been tested in international laboratories and patented and certified in Uzbekistan, South Korea and Russia.
The UKís DTI Closed Nuclear Cities Partnership Program financed an STCU Partner Project #P265 (US$ 180,000) at the Institute of Nuclear Physics devoted the serial production of household and industrial water purification devices that will meet the needs of many Uzbeks.